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The 31-year-old Scot, who won the Queen's Club doubles title with Brazilian Bruno Soares, said the constant focus on the top players was undermining the quality of tennis.
As the country’s highest ranked player for three decades, the pressure is on Johanna Konta to be the first British winner of the ladies’ singles title since Virginia Wade in 1977.
KIERAN GILL IN EASTBOURNE: Novak Djokovic finds it ‘liberating’ to no longer be world No 1, with Andy Murray set to shoulder the responsibility heading into Wimbledon.
The world No 1 did not turn up for either of his scheduled practice slots at the All England Club, having already withdrawn from a scheduled exhibition match on Tuesday.
John McEnroe has acknowledged he should have kept quiet regarding Serena Williams and her hypothetical ranking on the men’s tour.
Marcus Willis is one win away from another Wimbledon appearance after the British fan favourite got the better of friend and compatriot Liam Broady on Wednesday.
Laura Robson will go into Wimbledon with just one win on grass behind her after losing to Ekaterina Alexandrova in the first round of the Aegon Southsea Trophy.
Despite playing just one competitive match on grass so far this season, Andy Murray has been handed the No 1 seeding ahead of his Wimbledon defence this year.
Paolo Maldini's pro tennis career is likely to stop at one match. The 49-year-old and his partner Stefano Landonio were beaten 6-1, 6-1 by Tomasz Bednarek and David Pel in Milan.
John McEnroe's comments about Serena Williams' tennis ability in a gender context descended into a full-blown row as the pregnant superstar hit back at the old curmudgeon.
KIERAN GILL IN EASTBOURNE: The big fish in the sleepy seaside town didn’t disappoint as Novak Djokovic eased past Canada’s Vasek Pospisil on his Devonshire Park debut.
The International Tennis Federation has risked the wrath of the leading players by announcing plans to hold a combined event featuring the Davis and Fed Cup finals in Geneva from 2018-20.
KIERAN GILL IN EASTBOURNE: Twelve-time Grand Slam champion Djokovic had won the first game against Canada's Vasek Pospisil, who was serving in the second and trailing 15-30.
Concerns were raised on Tuesday when the 30-year-old pulled out of a planned exhibition match at the Hurlingham Club with a sore hip, although he did manage to practise for an hour at Wimbledon.
The 49-year-old played in the doubles with coach and friend Stefano Landonio in the ATP Challenger event. The pair lost 6-1, 6-1 to Dutchman David Pel and Pole Tomasz Bednarek
Rain washed out the all-British showdown between Marcus Willis and Liam Broady in the Wimbledon qualifiers on Tuesday. The pair will now face each other on Wednesday.
Jose Mourinho was eager to claim he had scooped a treble in his first season at Manchester United, and now he will be toasting a historic quadruple.
The world No 1 had been due to face 15th-ranked Lucas Pouille at the Aspall Classic, taking place at Fulham's Hurlingham Club, on Tuesday afternoon.
Dan Evans announced on Friday he had tested positive for cocaine at the Barcelona Open in April and the 27-year-old could be banned for up to four years by the International Tennis Federation.
Heather Watson handed herself a well-timed confidence boost ahead of Wimbledon by beating world No 9 and defending Eastbourne champion Dominika Cibulkova.